Lecturer, Forensic Science

Sydney, Australia
$114,836 to $135,915 pa (Level B) – Lecturer
13 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty / School / Unit: SCI: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Job Summary

The UTS School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences consists of four interdisciplinary field - forensic science, mathematical sciences, physics and chemistry to develop global citizens facing rapid technological changes.  The Centre for Forensic Science within the School has a strong national and international reputation and shares the vision that crime reduction, crime solving and national security in general are important for society and that there are great benefits for Australia in modern and validated scientific techniques, processes and policies for the prevention and investigation of crime and terrorism. We educate, train and research at the intersection of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), information technology (IT), law and social sciences to address questions that are fundamental to the concept of national security and public safety, including: intelligence, law enforcement and justice. We contribute strongly to Sustainable Development Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and strong Institutions.

We do research that matters, in an industry-oriented, multidisciplinary environment, linking fundamental research to practical problems and producing graduates who are highly skilled and who will make a difference to society. The School delivers research which has impact on these major challenges facing society, together with educated and adaptable students who can contribute to their solution in a collaborative program of engagement with employers, industry and government.

Detailed Description

About the role

The Centre is seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual for a Lecturer – Forensic Science (Level B). The incumbent will contribute to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, research, and engagement activities associated with the forensic science discipline. Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching at all levels using a research-inspired approach that enhances the student experience,
  • Supervision of Honours and HDR students,
  • Researching and building a portfolio of high-quality outputs and collaborating with law enforcement with a research impact agenda,
  • Obtaining research funding to assist in supporting your research program,
  • Coordinating subjects within the suite of programs offered through the School,
  • Actively engaging with industry professionals and community organisations.

About You

We are seeking applicants with expertise in at least one of the following areas: crime scene investigation, forensic chemistry, forensic biology or digital forensic science. You are a potential leader with the ability to foster and develop skills in other relevant areas. To be successful, you will also ideally have the following attributes:

  • Doctoral qualification in Forensic Science or area relevant to Forensic Sciences.
  • Some experience as a teacher in the higher education sector.
  • An ability for developing and maintaining interdisciplinary national and international research networks.
  • An ability to identify a research program that connects the Centre for Forensic Science and School to industry, community and issues of national significance.
  • Demonstrated involvement within the forensic science academic and professional community commensurate with the level of appointment.

For the full list of selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the attached Position Statement


Base Salary Range: $114,836 to $135,915 pa (Level B) – Lecturer

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

The position is full-time and will be made on a continuing basis. 

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

About UTS

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

How to Apply

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria (found on pages 3 and 4 of the Position Description) in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes the relevant reference number IRC255722 and your name.

General enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au.

Academic enquiries should be directed to Distinguished Professor Claude Roux (claude.roux@uts.edu.au)

Closing Date: Wednesday 11th October 2023 at 11:59 pm (AEST)

We welcome international applicants.


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UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career. UTS Women in STEM program fosters a network of passionate females and males who are actively involved in the development of our next generation of young science professionals.  UTS also aspires to attain silver level for Athena SWAN program.

UTS’s target is to have 40% of academic positions in STEMM held by women. The Faculty of Science is committed to having this target as a minimum and in supporting the career development of female academics.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.